Build your Test Lab with Windows Server 2012

If you want to test out Windows Server 2012 but you are not sure how to build your test lab Microsoft provides guide for that:

This Microsoft Test Lab Guide (TLG) provides step-by-step instructions to create the Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration test lab, using computers running Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. With the resulting test lab environment, you can build test labs based on other Windows Server 2012-based TLGs from Microsoft, TLG extensions in the TechNet Wiki, or a test lab of your own design that can include Microsoft or non-Microsoft products. For a test lab based on physical computers, you can image the drives for future test labs. For a test lab based on virtual machines, you can create snapshots of the base configuration virtual machines. This enables you to easily return to the base configuration test lab, where most of the routine infrastructure and networking services have already been configured, so that you can focus on building a test lab for the product, technology, or solution of interest.

 

You can download the guide from here.

BUILD 2012 Conference Announced

Microsoft announced on their official blog that the next BUILD Conference will be held on Microsoft’s campus in Redmond, Wash., from October 30 to November 2. More information read here.

What OIP file contains and how you can build it manually without Integration Pack Wizard

A nice Wiki article for Orchestrator was published recently. The article is more towards the developers of IPs but nevertheless if you are curious read “Automating Builds of Orchestrator Integration Packs